Sara Perkins, Cruise & Vacation Specialist
We're excited to be celebrating 27 years as a Dream Vacations (a CruiseOne Co.) Franchise!! A huge "Thank You" to our many clients & friends that have been a part of this wonderful journey! We work as your 'value interpreter' to help sort through the often confusing travel & destination web sites. Utilizing our own personal experiences, our expertise & our multitude of resources we help you plan YOUR dream vacation. With our services you can be confident that it will be perfectly planned, hassle-free, and the vacation will be filled with moments you'll never forget.
WE DID IT AGAIN so I just had to share our news!
For 27 years now I have been a part of a franchise that is consistently recognized as the best in the industry – whether from cruise lines, land suppliers or from leading publications. In fact, we just won several accolades at the Travvy Awards, which are considered the Academy Awards of the travel industry.
We have once again been honored by another major cruise line! Royal Caribbean International has announced its 2019 Travel Partners of the Year, and we were recognized with their President’s Award (which is one of their highest honors)
Before you start planning your next cruise, give me a call to find out why we are an award-winning agency. #lovemyjob
This is fun ... I’d like to visit Scotland! How about you?!
VIRGIN VOYAGES. I attended a presentation tonight to learn all about this new, adults only, “Rebellious Luxury” (luxury, yet with fun!) brand. It’s nothing like you’d experience on a typical big ship cruise! Short 4-5 day cruises for that perfect get-away vacation.
I can’t wait to try this brand! Who wants to join me?! We need to pick a date! Contact me now to learn more. 410-569-7522.
TRAVEL TIDBIT FOR YA :
The shortest airline flight available for purchase lasts 1.5 minutes and runs from the Scottish island of Westray to Papa Westray (1.7 miles), and the longest flight in the world is from Newark to Singapore. It lasts around 19 hours and covers approximately 10,000 miles nonstop.
We’ve done it again! Another cruise line has recognized us with one of their most prestigious awards.
Celebrity Cruises has named Dream Vacations as its Franchise Network Account of the Year. Call me to learn more about Modern Luxury cruising.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE YOU TRAVEL #3:
Thumbs Down on your Thumbs Up
Keep your thumbs to yourself if you’re visiting Iran, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Italy, or Greece—your finger of approval is basically telling a local “up yours.”
DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE YOU TRAVEL #2:
USA, not America
“I’m from America.” If you say this in South America, you’re implying that only the United States is “America,” when of course anyone from South America could also be called American. Be more politically correct and tell someone you’re from the United States.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE YOU TRAVEL:
V is Not for Victory
You think you’re ordering “two” drinks at the pub or wishing peace to someone, but in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, you’re basically flicking someone off. Two fingers with the palm inward is insulting—flip your hand around so the palm is facing outward to communicate a more peaceful meaning.
A little belated, but, still as sincere! 😊
Be sure you’re signed up to receive our weekly emails ... WAVE SEASON is starting & you don’t want to miss the deals!!
And I have to add ... little sleep to make this happen! 😂
From our home to yours ... wishing you a wonderful Holiday.
Sending special thoughts to my Jewish friends ...
Check this out! Proof that washing our hands is VERY important. This is especially important when traveling (i.e.: while on planes & cruise ships!).
parents.com A science teacher is imploring students and parents to wash their hands after posting the results of her classroom's stomach-churning experiment.
Leaning Tower of Pisa at night during Christmas.
With sales this delightful, there’s no reason not to book! Contact me to book your dream vacation today.
Looking for a last minute holiday gift?!
Call me to book a Royal Caribbean cruise. Their private island Perfect Day at Coco Cay s the perfect gift for your loved ones (or yourself!).
Our cruise is over ... sunrise in Fort Lauderdale.
Flight not until 6 PM so took a “Land & Sea” tour of area. Beautiful, huge homes & boats!! Oh my! 😎.
PS: see the last 2 pics (boats)? Check out the helicopter on the one! And the other is called a “shadow” boat ‘cause it follows behind with all their added ‘toys’!! 😳
Celebrity Equinox- our day at Costa Maya. Cruise port is totally self-contained with shopping, a pool, etc. however I like to get out into the island where the locals are! These Mayan Ruins were interesting & amazing. Yes, I did climb those steps 😊! Tour included time afterwards at beach & a delicious meal.
Photos from Dream Vacations Perkins Travel Group's post
Sailing a Western Caribbean itinerary this week with some colleagues of Dream Vacations. My husband gets to come along this time! 😎🛳🌴
Dublin, Ireland: The Guinness Storehouse was where the fermentation used to take place (the barrels were stored there during this process). It now houses a wonderful display area to explore the history of Guinness! You can even learn how to pour a Guinness draft (of course I did this).
This is a must-see area of Ireland! I couldn’t stop taking pictures!! Each turn showed more beautiful scenery & then as the sun was setting it had a wonderful color.
The last photo shows the Ring of Kerry.
The town of Dingle is a fishing town as you see by all the fishing nets at the marina. Quaint, friendly, colorful buildings. Definitely coming back to this area!! ☘️
Western Ireland: many varieties of landscapes.
Had to see St. George’s Market ... fun eating & shopping our way through it! Then on to Belfast City Hall for it’s beautiful interiors. Bonus: 🎄🎅🏻 their Christmas Market opening was the day we were there! Yummm, more food from different countries.
Flew into Dublin, Ireland. Took bus directly to Belfast. Took “Black Taxi” tour to learn of their religious turmoils then dined in a very old pub the first night. Next day took G.O.T. tour that drove us along the coast & included Carrick a rede rope bridge & Giant’s Causeway (lots of walking!)
Who can guess where I am based on the food, beer & driving pics I’ve shown?! ☘️
OMG ... a special Buffet Seafood Extravaganza was served to us today! (Sorry, not to be on ‘regular’ sailings). King crab legs, oysters on the 1/2 shell, large shrimp, Snow Crab claws, King Crab claws, amazing choice of sauces for them all. — my first time trying King Crab. Yummm 😋
She’s here! The brand new NORWEGIAN ENCORE. And I’m onboard for 2 days to see/experience all she has to offer; Laser Tag, Speedway, Galaxy Pavillion (virtual world unlike anything you’ve ever seen before), Aqua Park, theater stage shows, dining, etc., etc. Whew! 😃🛳🥂🏎🍨
Don’t fall behind on booking your next vacation!
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Hurry ... contact me soon .... this promo ends Friday!!
Royal Caribbean’s new island has something for everyone!! I rode many of the water slides, enjoyed the beach area & the fresh water swim-up-bar pool. Oh, and the delicious burger & fries at the Snack Shack!!
I did the hard work of checking out the many beaches of St. Maarten! Now you know they’re ready for you to come visit! 🥰😎🏝
#CaribbeanCruise #BeautifulBeaches #RoyalCaribbeanCruises
Each day at sea we have General Sessions AND Workshops (no pool time for us!). I especially love that ALL MAJOR CRUISE LINE VPs & many of their local Reps are onboard with us the whole week! Dream Vacations is also a “Best of” award-winning company with them all. 🥰
My view from our balcony cabin that overlooks Central Park. Yes, real trees & plants. Even a ‘green’ wall, too! It’s fun to people-watch 😊
Boarding Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas. 7-nt Eastern Caribbean. What a beautiful terminal & ship!! Now for a cruise of attending our National Conference 🛳🏝
Here's a fun "did you know?" :-)
SHIP STATE ROOMS - Travelling by steamboat was considered the height of comfort. Passenger cabins on the boats were not numbered. Instead they were named after states. To this day cabins on ships are called staterooms.
Notice anything strange here? Hint: compare the first 2 pics with the last 2!
St John’s Bay is known for their huge tidal drops ... 14 to 30 feet depending where you are. I’ve never seen a large cruise ship sit so low to the dock 😳
Join me SEPT. 24 at INDEPENDENT BREWING COMPANY in Bel Air as we present their hosted Rhine River Cruise sailing June 2020. I will be cruising with them, too!
Event Time: 6:30 - 8 PM ~ Light snacks served
418 N Main Street * Bel Air, MD
Special Group Rates! PLUS ... book by 10/31 and receive an additional $250pp discount and $25pp onboard credit. WOW!
Info available now ... you don't have to wait until 9/24 to book. With only 166 guests on this ship availability is limited!
For more details: Call 410-569-7522 ~or~ emal: [email protected]
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! >> Will a Wheel of Fortune contestant win a dream vacation on Princess Cruises?
Check your local listings and tune in to find out. Dream Vacations is being featured on Wheel of Fortune -- check this out!! :-) Photo Credit: Carol Kaelson
Let me know if you know the winner!!
HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE GALAPAGOS YET?! Why not?
I have and it's an amazing experience!
For a limited time, enjoy half off your second guest’s cruise fare when you book a 10, 11, or 16-night Galapagos vacation aboard the new Celebrity Flora℠. Plus, round-trip airfare from the U.S. or Canada is included when you book your air through Flights by Celebrity.*
There’s no better time to discover one of the most awe-inspiring corners of the world—on the first luxury mega yacht designed exclusively for the Galapagos Islands.
#CelebrityCruises #Galapagos #Adventure #Darwin #LoveToTravel
The other evening I decided to do some office work while sitting on sofa & watching TV. Siena told me “nope, not doing this!” Guess who won? 😉
I'm excited to be published in the August issue of I-95 Business magazine! Check out my article and please share with your friends!
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